In this video, viewers consider the work and life of Gordon Parks. Perhaps best known as a photojournalist, Parks was also a novelist, poet, musician, and filmmaker. This video offers commentary on every facet of this man's remarkable career, concentrating on the motivation and techniques he used in creating his best-known work, his portraits of American poverty and racial tension. Along with his photography, Parks is well remembered for the essays that accompanied his photos, essays that influenced the way people approached the subjects he documented.
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